Safeguarding resources for parents, carers and families

We have put together this page to provide parents, carers and families with a collection of resources, information and links to further support for concerns they have for their children or young people.

Parenting

The Ready, Steady, Grow! pages provide advice and support on what parents can do with their child to help them grow and develop.

Directory of services that work with young parents.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust have produced a set of webpages about mental health support in pregnancy and following the birth of your baby.

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership have produced videos and information as part of their Never Ever Shake A Baby campaign. This is linked to the ICON programme adopted by health and social care organisations in the UK to provide information about infant crying, including how to cope, support for parents/carers, how to reduce stress and prevent abusive head trauma in babies.

I - Infant crying is normal and it will stop
C - Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop
O - It’s OK to walk away for a few minutes if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you
N - Never ever shake or hurt a baby

See more information and the awareness raising videos.

Mental Health

Coventry Safe Haven offers out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 18+ in the Coventry area.

Online Safety

Think U Know have produced Online Factsheets for children and young people at both primary age and secondary age

The Anna Freud Centre has also produced a guide for supporting children and young people in education with their mental health.

County Lines

Visit the Child Exploitation information pages. They include an explanation of what County Lines means, the signs to look out for, what to do if you're worried about a young person and links to further information if you want to know more.

Some parents choose to share a bed (or other places to sleep) with their baby for most of the night, not just for feeds or comfort. To consider safer co-sleeping with a baby, have a look at our information leaflet and our resources page where we have a quick reference guide, recorded presentations from the lullaby trust and links to further support.

Black Lives Matter

Parents' guide to Black Lives Matter.

Covid-19

The NHS has produced a guide to medical assistance if your child is ill or injured.

Nitrous Oxide

Download a factsheet and leaflet for more information on Nitrous Oxide.